Iraqi elections avoid violence but complaints loom

MV: I got this article at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090201/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iraq This shows you how much violence is in Iraq right now and what is happening there. BAGHDAD – Passing through razor-wire cordons and police checkpoints, Iraqi voters Saturday took another step in the nation’s quest for stability in provincial elections that were carried off without major violence but tarnished by claims of flaws and threats of challenges. Even before a single ballot was counted, Iraqi officials were basking in the successes — watching millions of voters wave the purple-tinted fingers that have become symbols of the country’s hopes for a workable democracy. President … Continue reading Iraqi elections avoid violence but complaints loom

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